Most Popular Restaurants in El Cerrito

April 14, 2018 Hector Krause

El Cerrito is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States, and forms part of the San Francisco Bay Area. It has a population of 23,549 according to the 2010 census. El Cerrito was founded by refugees from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. It was incorporated in 1917 as a village with 1500 residents. As of the census in 2000, there were 23,171 people, 10,208 households and 5971 families in the city. The top 20 employers in the city, according to the 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, include such entities as the West Contra Costa Unified School District, City of El Cerrito, Lucky Stores, Pastime ACE Hardware, and Honda of El Cerrito.
Things to do in El Cerrito

1. Cheeseboard Pizza

1504 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1517 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 +1 510-549-3183
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 676 reviews

Cheeseboard Pizza

Reviewed By dwisland - Saint Louis, Missouri

Cheeseboard is a happening. Music changes daily as does the pizza. No choosing toppings, no delivery, no worries. What fresh and organic combination of cheeses and veggies they choose is always amazing. Our latest visit offered butternut squash on the pizza, the visits before than had peaches. Don't let the daily toppings or the huge line deter you - this is verifiably one of the most popular pizza places in America. And, always ask for a side of Green Sauce ($4 and worth x

2. Fatapple's

7525 Fairmount Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530-3745 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 510-528-3433
Excellent
27%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 92 reviews

Fatapple's

Reviewed By 2017sue2017 - El Cerrito, California

Fatapple's is both a bakery and a restaurant. We have been going to this local favorite for years for basic comfort food like traditional breakfasts, burgers and fries, spaghetti, chicken pot pie, fried chicken, BLT sandwiches, fish and chips, and more. The food is always fresh and satisfying. The pastries, pies, quiche, and cakes are REALLY delicious, and the last time I went, they were starting to offer delicious gourmet pizza that was selling out before the end of the day. The place has an open, airy, warehouse ceiling, and large windows provide a nice view of the small businesses across the street. You can expect a wait for weekend breakfast and lunch. You can also expect friendly service!

3. Salute e Vita Ristorante

1900 Esplanade Dr, Richmond, CA 94804-4500 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 510-215-0803
Excellent
49%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 133 reviews

Salute e Vita Ristorante

Salute E Vita, remains a home away from home for all lovers of food, art, wine, friends and most of all family, which is who we consider everyone dining with us to be. Our house made desserts, risottos, soups, pasta sauces and salad dressings are created daily. We are best known for traditional homemade Italian fare with fresh and delicious California cuisine. Whether you are in the mood for pasta or a magnificent entrée salad, fresh seafood or steak, you’ll find it here in our 100-year old Cape Cod Victorian that overlooks the marina waterfront with an elegant and welcoming fireplace dining room, an indoor veranda with stunning views of San Francisco or on our outdoor patio overlooking the Bay. We have a saying here, “at the table, no one grows old” So feel the passion for good food, beauty and friends and join us for lunch or dinner; we have your table ready!

Reviewed By Snakewrangler - Brentwood, California

The view is great and the restaurant is nice. A little run down but overall still in decent shape. The service was good although at points felt overwhelming.... This is a place that still grinds pepper and grates parm on your dish. The food was very good and apparently made not in mass but to order.

4. Bowl'd Korean Rice Bar

1479 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-2147 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Asian, Korean, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 510-526-6223
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

Bowl'd Korean Rice Bar

Reviewed By FarmerRK - Moraga, California

Two of us went for dinner early one week night. The restaurant quickly filled up with lots of families, mainly non-Asian customers. We were hoping for a nice reasonable meal but were totally disappointed. We had Mung Bean Cake -- tasteless, the sauce that came with it tasted like dilute soya sauce. The Jahp Chao (transparent noodles) had no spice at all; did not eat it but took it home and spiced it up with sesame seed, soy sauce, little wine, and then it tasted good. The Korean Miso Stew was just average. The Banchans (small side dishes) were subpar. All in all we were totally unimpressed. We understand that it is a popular restaurant because of its prices and the quantity of food served but the flavoring was not at all truly Korean. The service was efficient; the ambience is fine, but the most important thing is the food and that was not good. One of us is Korean and the other has travelled in Korea a lot.

5. Rivoli Restaurant

1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2119 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner SGD 33 - SGD 52 +1 510-526-2542
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 282 reviews

Rivoli Restaurant

Rivoli strives to be a hands on, moderately priced restaurant with simple and creative food, carefully selected wines and comfortable service in a warm and lively atmosphere. Rivoli’s distinction comes from the heart and soul of its owners and staff. The menu relies on what is seasonal, local and fresh, using mostly organic produce, sustainably caught fish and naturally raised meats and poultry. The wines are selected for their affinity with the food, and offer the best values from the cooler regions of California and the Old World. The dining room staff provides friendly and attentive service and the chefs and cooks are skilled artisans of their craft.

Reviewed By Sylvia L - Berkeley, California

Came to celebrate another family birthday at a favorite local spot.

Wendy Brucker's dishes continue to deliver time after time. Especially liked the lobster souffle and lamb ragu over house made ravioli.

For those who haven't been here, expect delicious food and great service in a cozy dining area facing a lovely outside garden.

6. El Mono

10264 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530-3112 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Peruvian, Latin, South American Lunch, Dinner +1 510-778-8884
Excellent
44%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 49 reviews

El Mono

Reviewed By umcpastor - Philadelphia suburb

This is a great little Peruvian place. People who know Peruvian food think this is the best place around. The Peruvian potato dishes are superb. The ceviche is very tasty and the large kerneled corn authentic as is the cold sweet potato served with it. The Peruvian popcorn not so much. However, the anticuchos of beef heart were disappointing. People who had the lomo saltado were satisfied. The portions were huge. The service was ok. Bottom LIne.....when you want Peruvian cuisine in the Bay Area....El Mono is the place to go.

7. Acme Bread

1601 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1317 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast +1 510-524-1327
Excellent
84%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 53 reviews

Acme Bread

Reviewed By albebuc - Brenham, Texas

I shopped for all of my breads when I lived in Berkeley and make it a point to stop by when visiting now. Acme has--hands down--the very best breads. I always get their Olive Bread, Foccacia, and Cinnamon Rolls to start with. But everything there is delicious. Expect to wait in line most anytime you go and with the small parking lot, you will probably have to park on the street somewhere close by.

8. Assemble

1414 Harbour Way S, Suite 4000, Richmond, CA 94804-3694 (Formerly BoilerHouse) Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Brunch SGD 26 - SGD 39 +1 510-215-6025
Excellent
29%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 137 reviews

Assemble

Located in the magnificent former power plant of a Ford automobile factory, the Boilerhouse serves fresh, fast, local, delicious food on the waterfront. Enjoy exceptional value, great tastes and, of course, our amazing view of the San Francisco skyline and the Bay. Most simply, our concept is Slow food flavor at fast food prices. We invite guests to grab a quick healthy meal on the go when they’re hiking the Bay Trail or taking a break from the office--or to stay as long as they like and enjoy our waterfront setting while they linger over a meal and drinks. Boilerhouse recipes change frequently to reflect the season and the plentiful local markets. We use local, all-natural ingredients, and organic when possible. We serve lunch, pub, dinner and brunch, all under $10. We welcome your feedback as we are constantly developing and improving. It's wonderful to be part of the Bay Area community, and to be bringing new crowds to the historic Craneway, the birthplace of Rosie the Riveter.

Reviewed By ebk16 - Oakland, California

We went to Assemble for brunch and had a delightful table outside overlooking the Bay, Brooks island and distant Oakland. The menu was somewhat eclectic; egg dishes that one expects with brunch, along with New Orleans favorites (beignets and shrimp and grits) and comfort food (chicken pot pie). The cocktail menu looked interesting as well. Only disappointment was the service. It may have been our particular server - but it seemed understaffed and we had to wait quite a while - even for water and coffee.

9. Royal Cafe

811 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1602 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 510-525-6066
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

Royal Cafe

Reviewed By JayBeeCA - Richmond, California

This is a great breakfast and lunch spot. They've been around for years yet still found a way to remain consistent. The chicken and waffles were great.

10. Zachary's Chicago Pizza

1853 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2306 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 +1 510-525-5950
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 356 reviews

Zachary's Chicago Pizza

Reviewed By Danielle D - Berkeley, California

We ordered a half baked deep dish for take out. We got the Spinach and Mushroom which was a hit. This pie includes spinach, mushrooms, cheese and tomato sauce. This was easy to finish baking in the oven at home. With gentle treatment the crust stayed together and sat on the rack just fine.

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